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Carbon fibre bodywork

Cladding adds high-tech look

Architect Bond Bryan has given Sheffield University’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) a high tech look, using over 1800m2 of Rodeca’s 40mm PC 2540-4 wall panels as rainscreen cladding and internal skin. The striking block, used to train young engineers for the energy and aerospace sectors and even Formula One, has been nicknamed ‘The Iceberg’ by students. The outer Bi-Colour Opal/ Kristall polycarbonate panels on its aluminium support grid have 20-year UV protection, are 200 times tougher than glass and allow up to 66% light transmission. And U-values of 0.36W/m2K cut energy loss by up to 80%. 

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